So after updating to CS5 i have this problem that the .swf files lost their file association to open the .swf localy... in the program list i dont have anywhere flash player and i dont know what to do to make the .swf open like they did before? any ideas?
After not being able to find any information on fixing this, I tried some of my own solutions, and this one works.
To fix broken swf file association
Open Windows Explorer...Tools...Folder Options...File Types
Scroll to swf and delete it
Try to open an swf and select IE and click ALWAYS USE THIS PROGRAM
IE will try to open the file, click CANCEL
Go back to File Types and scroll down to the new swf entry
Click Open under the actions box and click EDIT
In the Application used to perform this action: box type the following
"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Flash CS5\Players\FlashPlayer.exe" %1
(assuming you installed flash in the default location)
In the Application: box chance IEXPLORE to FlashPlayer
SWF's will now open with the flash player!
If you go back into the TOOLS...OPTIONS...SWF etc etc...above the open under the actions box there should be a CHANGE ICON button, use that and navigate to the FlashPlayer.exe file and in that file there are icons to use.
Now today I rebooted my computer and it forgot the swf association, if this happens, go back to the TOOLS...OPTIONS etc etc and when you click the swf entry in the list, there should be a RESTORE button, click that and it should say using Adobe Flash Player 10.1.r52
You should be all set.